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Roseanne Barr And Wanda Sykes Don't Pay Attention To 'Women Aren't Funny' Comments

April 11th, 2014 11:35am EDT
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Roseanne Barr has joined the new judges panel on NBC’s competition Last Comic Standing. In an industry still facing a bias from male comics saying “women aren’t funny,” Barr says such comments are irrelevant.

“It's just something that stupid people say,” Barr said on a panel for Last Comic. “It's totally irrelevant, and I don't pay any attention to it. There's a lot of great women standup comics in this competition. There's a lot of great women comics for many years. That's just something easy that people are allowed to get away with. If you were going to change the word ‘woman’ to an e...

John Goodman wishes he was slimmer

February 17th, 2014 2:20am EST
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John Goodman wishes he wasn't so fat.
'The Monuments Men' star has struggled with alcoholism and weight problems since the beginning of his career, and although he's noticeably slimmer now than he was when he starred in 'Roseanne' and even since appearing in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' last year, he still admits that he finds it difficult to watch himself on screen.
He explained: "I wish I wasn't as fat as I am. It just bothers me. When I saw a film in which I played Santa Claus recently, I walked away thinking, 'This is just God awful. I look terrible. I want to have my mouth sewn shut."
The 61-...

Tom Arnold sheds 89 pounds

January 2nd, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Tom Arnold has lost 89 lbs. since his wife gave birth to their first child last year.
The 54-year-old comedian and his wife Ashley Groussman, 37, welcomed a baby boy, Jax Copeland Arnold, in Los Angeles in April after years of infertility struggles, and his son inspired him to start working out and watching his diet.
The 'Sons of Anarchy' star, who previously weighted 287 lbs. after struggling with depression and overeating, told People magazine: "Something inside of me changed. I knew I needed to live as long as I could."
He added: "The moment I saw [Jax] I realized he deserves the best....

Roseanne Barr claims she's quit TV

December 2nd, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Roseanne Barr claims she will never work in TV again.
The 61-year-old sitcom and reality star - best known for her appearing in 'Roseanne', which ran from 1988 to 1997 - claims she has had enough with trying to get programs off the ground and the way she is treated by show developers.
She tweeted: "I'm never going to work in television again. I'm never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year.
"Actually, for many years-from my first reality show to my second and two failed development deals. Don't call me-I won't call you. I'm gone.
"I don't have t...

Roseanne Barr Threatens To Quit Hollywood, Then Takes It Back

December 2nd, 2013 6:54am EST
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-Actress Says She Was Drunk

Roseanne Barr threatened fans that she would leave Hollywood in a series of tweets on Friday night, but the comedienne insists she's not going anywhere.

The actress ranted about her recent failed TV developments, saying, "I'm never going to work in television again."

"I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year," she continued. "Actually, for many years - from my first reality show to my second and two failed development details. Don't call me - I won't call you. I'm gone.

"Not ONE word remained of any ideas I had. I was constantly 'corrected'...

Roseanne Barr Rants About Show Business On Twitter

December 1st, 2013 9:03pm EST
Roseanne Barr has had it with Hollywood and is letting everyone know in a series of tweets she made recently.

“I’m going to start doing porn now-f-ck it-that’s right-geriatric porn. ‪#movingtoPortugal,” Roseanne tweeted suddenly yesterday.

The actress continued in a series of tweets, “I'm never going to work in television again. I'm never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year. I don't have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I'm old.

“Development process went like this: show runner disappeared f...

Roseanne threatens to quit Hollywood in drunken tweet

December 1st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Roseanne Barr has assured fans that a tweet she wrote over late on Friday night (29Nov13), in which she threatened to quit Hollywood for good after a series of disappointments, was an ill-advised drunk rant.

The Roseanne star had fans fearing the worst when she took to and declared, "I'm never going to work in television again," but now she's backtracking and revealing she should never have posted messages while under the influence.

In a series of raging tweets, she wrote, "I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year. Actually, for many years - from my first real...

Roseanne Barr Accuses TV Writer Chuck Lorre Of Stealing Her Material

October 6th, 2013 9:35am EDT
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Roseanne Barr has launched a vicious attack on TV mogul Chuck Lorre, accusing him of copying her material.

The 60 year-old comedienne was far from amused after learning of a recent joke uttered by Ashton Kutcher on Lorre's hit sitcom Two and a Half Men and she has taken to Twitter to let him know just how she feels.

Pointing out that she once hired the writer to work on her comedy show Roseanne, she tweets, "I wish I'd NEVER hired Chuck Lorre... he went frm (from) being a drunken bum2 an overbearing arrogant thief."

She adds, "Chuck Lorre has made MILLIONS-hundreds of millions-YET-he ...

Roseanne's daughter had no idea TV dad died

August 18th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
The former child star who played comedienne Roseanne Barr's eldest daughter on Roseanne was left embarrassed during a recent interview when she let it slip she had no idea her TV dad John Goodman died in the series finale, which aired in 1997.

Alicia Goranson portrayed Becky Conner in 146 episodes of the sitcom before leaving the show in 1996, and in a new Huffington Post chat with her former TV brother Michael Fishman, she revealed she didn't watch the programme after she left.

That prompted Fishman to ask if she knew her TV dad died.

The actress said, "I'm embarrassed. I'm like, 'He pa...

Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold trade barbs on

July 25th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Former couple Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold reignited their bitter feud on Sunday (21Jul13) after a back-and-forth argument on

The pair, who were married from 1990 to 1994, appeared to have put 18 years of public bickering behind them when Arnold showed up at a TV roast of his ex last year (12), but it now seems the renewed friendship was short-lived.

Their latest spat began when new dad Arnold tweeted about cleaning out his garage and getting rid of old wedding videos. Barr became upset when she thought the footage was from their wedding.

The Undercover Blues star wrote, "C...

James Franco to get roasted

July 10th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Actor James Franco is set to become the butt of all jokes at the next Comedy Central Roast.

The 127 Hours star will be mocked by his industry pals during an upcoming U.S. TV special, and he took to his page on Tuesday (09Jul13) to share the news with his followers.

In a video clip, Franco delivers the news in an unexcited monotone voice, mumbling, "Hey y'all, what's up? I'm gonna get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure to check it out. They wanted me to tell you that."

Recent roasts have featured comedienne Roseanne Barr, actor Charlie Sheen and property tycoon Donald Trump.

Roseanne Barr Will Be On The Presidential Ballot In Florida

October 12th, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Roseanne Barr's name will be on the Presidential ballot in Florida. The actress fronts the Peace and Freedom party and will be listed alongside incumbent Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, and leaders of the Socialist Party and Objectivist Party.

Barr's running mate is anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Her platform is the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage, among other things.

The 59-year-old comedienne announced her bid to run for the White House last year.

In a new video poste...

Wayne Brady Booed For Trig Palin Joke At Roseanne Roast

August 13th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
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File this under "Things You Didn't Expect to Hear Today" -- Wayne Brady is under fire for a RACY joke he made at the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne" .... WAYNE BRADY!!!

So what subject was so touchy that the crowd actually booed?? Brady made a joke featuring Sarah Palin's son Trig ... who suffers from Down's Syndrome.

Now for the joke ... which Brady made while addressing Jeff Ross:

"Now the thing is Jeff ... these are all jokes, and I really like you. I really, really like you. But a lot of people hate you, especially Sarah Palin because you remind her of wha...

Comedy Central Cuts Jeffrey Ross' 'Dark Knight' Massacre Joke

August 6th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Jeffrey Ross
Comedy Central lets comedians get away with quite a bit during their roasts, but Jeffrey Ross went too far. In the roast of Roseanne Barr, Ross (who went dressed up as Joe Paterno) made a joke about the killing spree in Aurora, Colorado.

During his time on stage, Ross made a few jokes towards Seth Green. On the topic of Green's red hair, Ross drew a connection between it and the dyed hair of James Holmes - who shot up a theater in Colorado during a premiere show of The Dark Knight Rises.

"Seth, congratulations. This is actually a great night for you ... you haven’t gotten this much attent...

Jeffrey Ross Attends Roseanne Barr's Roast Dressed As Joe Paterno

August 6th, 2012 9:09am EDT
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There were many surprises at Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne -- including Jeffrey Ross dressed as Joe Paterno, Roseanne’s TV kids and a sweet confession by ex-husband Tom Arnold! Check out the highlights and politically incorrect jokes from this night of laughs.

Jane Lynch made for a fabulous Roastmaster last night at the Hollywood Palladium. The lanky ladette welcomed the audience to this “menopause-apalooza,” which would be the first of many “period” jokes of the night, including “original Becky” Alicia Goranson handing Carrie Fisher a tampon.

Lynch garnered many laughs by roasting R...

Roseanne Barr Named Peace And Freedom Party's Presidential Candidate

August 5th, 2012 5:28pm EDT
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Roseanne Barr is continuing her bid for the White House after clinching the presidential nomination of the Peace And Freedom Party.

The comedienne received the majority of votes at the small political party's nominating convention in Los Angeles on Saturday.

She has joined forces with Peace And Freedom Party member and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who will be her vice presidential running mate.

A message posted on her Roseanne Barr for President website reads, "She is the lone voice of courage and reason who is unstoppable as she holds corporate-funded politicians feet to the fire...

Worst Dressed: Roseanne Barr In A Giant Muumuu

July 18th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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We spotted Roseanne Barr showing off a variety of expressions as she made her way into the "Late Show With David Letterman" in New York City yesterday.

The comedian/actress wore a large printed muumuu that made her look much bigger than she is (we think). Just because you're almost 60, doesn't mean you have to give up!

Barr has recently been politically involved with the Green Party. Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is considering signing her on as her running mate.

The actress is also preparing herself for the next Comedy Central Roast in Los Angeles. She will be mocked and skew...

Roseanne Barr On 'Shortlist' For Green Party Vice Presidential Nomination?

July 11th, 2012 3:18pm EDT
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is considering signing actress Roseanne Barr as her running mate.

The Roseanne sitcom star announced her desire to challenge incumbent Barack Obama in February, launching an election campaign with the left-leaning third party just a few days later.

The comedienne recently failed to rally up enough support from delegates, losing out to Stein, however Barr is still holding out hope she may land a spot on the ticket, making plans to attend the Green Party Convention in Baltimore, Maryland this weekend in a bid to solidify her place in a race fo...

Roseanne Barr Is The 'Victim' Of Comedy Central's Next Roast

June 25th, 2012 7:40pm EDT
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Actress Roseanne Barr is set to become the butt of harsh jokes at the next Comedy Central Roast in Los Angeles.

The Roseanne TV star will be torn apart apart by her industry pals on August 4, and bosses are thrilled about celebrating the funnywoman's long career at the event.

Executive Kent Alterman jokes, "Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to the status quo, we believe under the surface is an explosive, trail-blazing cultural revolution. Celebrating Roseanne's unprecedented achievements in comedy and television will surely inspire us to make ...

Celebrities React To Death Of Donna Summer

May 17th, 2012 3:37pm EDT
Donna Summer died on Thursday at the age of 63 — and her fans are sharing their feelings on Twitter.

Here are some reactions to Donna’s passing away:

Sandra Bernhard: a moment please for the wonderful #donnasummer a beautiful person a great disco diva and revolutionary performer. it’s just not right.

Gloria Estefan: Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It’s the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her. I will miss her!

Mary J. Blige: RIP Donna Summers!!!!!!!!!

Billy Ray Cyrus: R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.

Timbaland: t...

Evan Rachel Wood Devastated Over North Carolina's Divisive 'Amendment One' Bill

May 9th, 2012 9:30am EDT
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Bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood burst into tears after hearing a same-sex marriage ban was passed in her native North Carolina on Tuesday, but insists: "I will never give up my right to love."

Voters turned out across the state on Tuesday morning and The Ides of March star rallied support for the gay community by urging her fans to shut down Amendment One, which declares marriage between a man and a woman the only valid domestic legal union.

However Wood, who grew up in Raleigh, was left devastated when it was announced the bill had been passed.

In a series of posts on h...

Charlie Sheen Surprises His Attorney At Bar Association Event

April 19th, 2012 10:30am EDT
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Charlie Sheen surprised his high-powered Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer by giving a foul-mouthed speech in his honor at a prestigious bar association event this week.

Legal powerhouse Singer represented the actor in his multi-million dollar court battle with Warner Bros. bosses over his firing from hit sitcom Two and a Half Men last year, and Sheen returned the favor by appearing at the Beverly Hills Bar Association bash in California on Wednesday.

Sheen was a surprise speaker at the event, which crowned Singer entertainment lawyer of the year, and he roasted his pal with a series of exp...

2012-13 TV Pilots: Most Promising, Maybes & The Absolutely Nots

February 8th, 2012 1:00pm EST
2012-13 TV Pilots
So you've just dragged your withered Christmas tree corpse to the curb, already given up on your New Year's resolution, stocked up on head lamps and Zoloft in anticipation of six more weeks of winter. The holidays aren't over yet! Turn that frown upside down - it's time for pilot season again! Yes it's that time of year where network pod people awkwardly put on their best human heads, try to imagine what the humans want to see on their teevee screens, hilariously bungle the task, and amuse us endlessly in the process! It's ripe for comedy, and no doubt will be a pilot in and of itself next ...

Roseanne Barr Officially Running For President

February 7th, 2012 8:23pm EST
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Comedienne Roseanne Barr has been given a big boost in her bid to become the next U.S. President - her name will be added to the California primary ballot as a candidate for the Green Party.

The funnywoman filed documents to become the political group's official representative last week and her election campaign will get underway at the forthcoming presidential primary on June 5.

Barr will be one of 24 candidates seeking the public vote at the California event - but she will have to wait until July to learn if her efforts to challenge incumbent President Barack Obama have paid off.


Roseanne Barr Wants To Be President, Legalize Marijuana

February 3rd, 2012 8:46am EST
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Funnywoman Roseanne Barr is getting serious about politics - she has filed documents to become the Green Party's official candidate for President.

If successful, she'll go up against President Barack Obama and either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney in the race for the White House in November.

And her big issue, according to she wants marijuana legalized.

Roseanne Barr's Ex-Husband Demands $175,000 For Legal Fees

November 15th, 2011 8:57am EST
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The former husband of comedienne and reality TV star Roseanne Barr is going after his ex's thousands, insisting she should pay for his legal fees following a lengthy child custody battle.

Ben Thomas is demanding $75,000 to pay off his attorneys and a further $100,000 for the inconvenience of the trial.

The former husband and wife reached a settlement over their teenage son Buck in August, but now Thomas claims Roseanne's efforts to strip him of custody were only motivated by revenge.

In his legal documents, obtained by, Thomas claims his ex's net worth is a whopping $42 million, ...

Roseanne Barr's 'Downwardly Mobile' Sitcom Picked Up By NBC

October 10th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
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Actress Roseanne Barr has been given a big boost in her bid to make a TV sitcom comeback - network executives at NBC have picked her new show up for broadcast.

The star's reality show Roseanne's Nuts was axed last month due to low ratings but she now has a reason to celebrate after her latest project, Downwardly Mobile, has found a home on air, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The multi-camera sitcom, which is set in a mobile home community, will be written by Barr's longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent and former Roseanne executive producer Eric Gilliland.

Comedienne Barr won numerou...

'Roseanne's Nuts' Axed

September 22nd, 2011 10:13am EDT
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Roseanne Barr's reality TV show about her Hawaii farm has been axed after just one season on air.

The actress invited a camera crew to capture her life on a macadamia nut farm, where she raises goats and sheep with her partner Johnny Argent.

Nevertheless, bosses at Lifetime network have decided not to continue with a second series of the program due to disappointing viewing figures.

Roseanne took to her page on Wednesday to announce the news, writing, "Roseanne's Nuts has been cancelled. Thanks everyone for watching!"

The comedienne still has another small screen project...

Roseanne Barr To Launch Comeback Sitcom

August 11th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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When Roseanne Barr wants to make a comeback, she makes sure everyone knows about it! Not only is she working on the docu-series Roseanne's Nuts for Lifetime, but she's got a brand new comeback sitcom in the works called Downwardly Mobile.

Roseanne Barr is a busy lady. She recently announced on The Tonight Show, that she was running for President. She's currently working on a docu-series for Lifetime called Roseanne's Nuts where she runs a 40-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. And now she's got a new sitcom in the works. That's quite a comeback for someone who's spent most of the last decad...

Roseanne Barr Is 'Totally Serious' About Running For President

August 6th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Comedienne Roseanne Barr has announced her intention to run for office as the leader of a new political party.

The star got political during an appearance on Thursday night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, when she declared she was interested in challenging Barack Obama as president next year.

She told Leno, "I'm totally serious. I want to be part of the debates, because I want to represent the tax payer."

She added, "I'm not for either party (Democrat or Republican) because they both suck and they're both a bunch of criminals, so I made up my own party. It's the Green Tea Party."


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